Welcome to Huntington Beach, California
Huntington Beach is the largest beach city in Orange County with 9 miles of beautiful shoreline, much of it is state park. It is known by many as Surf City, USA. The beach is one of the safest beached in California.
Although many homes are miles from the shore, the Pacific influence seems to pervade the town. On almost any weekend morning and evening, many residents will be found walking, jogging, or bicycling down along the shore.
As an old established city, Huntington Beach has had decades to build up its parks and amenities and school programs. A large park sits in the middle of the city and spins off into a park corridor that leads down to the shore. There are 57 neighborhood parks plus a Marina and a Wildlife Reserve.
Safe and Stress-Free Zone
Huntington Beach is named in a survey as the least stressful city in southern California for kids. The following are several reasons this is true:
- 12th safest city in the nation among those with more than 100,000 residents
- Classroom spending per pupil above state average
- Largest children’s library in the state
- Highest percentage of persons over age 25 who are high school graduates among California cities with more than 100,000 residents
- Designated bike routes on 75% of all city streets
- Five acres of park space designated for every 5 residences generated by development. Which is 5 times the standard recommended by the National Parks and Recreation Association
- Consultations with children and youth before inititating programs and building facilities. For example the city included 200 skateboarders aged 7-15 on the design board that planned its skateboard parks.
- The city’s school district recently received both regional and national recognition with articles in both the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek.
Introducing Huntington Harbour
Sunset Marina/Huntington Harbour
Huntington Harbour is conveniently located just 35 miles from Los Angeles within the town of Huntington Beach. This unique, affluent, water-oriented community consists of Five Islands bordered by the Harbour mainland.
The annual Christmas Cruise of Lights tours the waterways of Huntington Harbour to view the spectacular display of Holiday lights. The Christmas boat parade and the Harbour Cruise attract over 30,000 people each year.
Huntington Harbour is home to many clubs and organizations including The Performing Art Guild, The Yacht Club, Ski Club, Art Association Club and The Huntington Harbour Newcomers Club.
Huntington Beach was also named America’s safest city two years in a row among the nations 100 largest cities! Public safety is the number one priority in this city. Huntington Beach’s new Downtown is filled with unique shops and restaurants. Over 200 cultural and entertainment special events are sponsored each year by the city, this is in addition to the events at the Huntington Beach Playhouse, and the new art center. A brand new 22 screen cinema center is coming soon, that is in addition to several other cinemas in town.
U.S. Open at Huntington Beach
Beach Sports Capital of the World
The Image of HB is that of a vibrant happening place to work, live, and play. Known as Surf City, it hosts annual world championship surf contests including U.S. Open.
In addition there are 72 tennis courts, a city gym, 2 Huge golf courses including private country clubs, and a beautiful equestrian center where you can board and ride horses. The Pier Plaza runs from the life guard headquarters at 1st street to the condos at 9th st.
Invited to lounge among the grassy areas, join a game on the basketball courts, or view artists at work all overlooking the Pacific. HB is the safest and perhaps the cleanest city in the US and the beach is no exception. 24 hour security officers and 12 hour maintenance personnel will support that title.
Biking being very popular here you have miles and miles of bicycle trails made easy in the flat lands of Huntington Beach… Take an ocean view path all the way from Huntington to Laguna Beach. Golf courses can be found in Huntington Beach and the Harbour with beautiful private Country Clubs. Lastly Huntington Beach homes a great equestrian center for boarding and riding horses.
Huntington Beach is renowned for its wintering an breeding bird populations. The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve hosts tens of thousands of migratory shorebirds and wintering waterfowl. The nearby Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge has the largest population of wintering Red-tailed Hawks in the nation.
Whale watching opportunities abound. The California Gray whale migrates off the coast of Huntington Beach and special whale watching cruises leave from nearby Long Beach Harbor, Newport Harbor and Dana Point Harbor.
The Vast array of readily observable wildlife, including many endangered animals and threatened species coupled with outstanding accommodations for visitors, earned Huntington Beach the honor of hosting the 1996 Watchable Wildlife Conference.
Bolsa Chica Conservatory
HB Includes one of the few beaches in Southern California where dogs can run free. The park is conveniently divided in 2 sections for small/ medium dogs and large dogs. Also for our pet lovers a beautiful pet cemetery is also in the city.
A Sunny Day in Surf City
The cultural hub of the city is the 117,000 sq feet Huntington Beach Central Library and cultural center with its theater, food court, and coffee shop. This library is known for including the largest children’s library west of the Mississippi and, of course, its collection of books.
The Huntington Beach Playhouse stages productions at the theater in the library. Play buffs can also get their fix watching the thespians perform at Golden West College.
With the Art Center, Central Library and Golden West College, Huntington Beach offers a wide variety of cultural events to its visitors and locals.
FREE SUMMER SHUTTLE:
The Summer Huntington Beach Shuttle to Downtown Surf City operates from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and on Labor Day, until Sept. 8TH.
FREE SURF CITY NIGHTS SHUTTLE:
The shuttle also runs year-round on Tuesday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to visit Surf City Nights located in downtown Huntington Beach off the pier.
It departs every 30 minutes from the Civic Center at 2000 Main Street, stopping at Main and Orange on Tuesdays and Weekends, and also at the Strand and 5TH street on weekends.
Modern Day in Huntington Beach
Farmers Market Fridays: EVERY Friday you will find all your local organic produce, fashionable vendors, local artists and musicians all down on Main Street in Downtown Huntington beach for your weekly Farmers Market.
Street Fair Tuesdays- Also on the strip of Main Street in the afternoons into evenings enjoy a mini street fair with tons of activities for the whole family including jump houses, games, great food and drinks! A great place to meet new people, gather with friends, or have a nice evening out.
A New Edition to Our City
The Bella Terra Mall is located at 7777 Edinger Ave in Huntington Beach on the corner of Beach and Edinger.
Bella Terra is an outdoor mall consisting of over 800,000 square feet of entertainment and shopping.
Featuring a 20 screen Century Movie Theatre and over 70 shops and restaurants including one of the largest Whole Foods Markets.
This BRAND NEW village like plaza is fully remodeled and fun for the whole family!